• Man arrested for faking a fall at work for insurance money
Man arrested for faking a fall at work for insurance money

A man from New Jersey , US, was reportedly arrested and charged for faking a fall at a company he was subcontracted to work for. Investigators, citing video that has circulated widely on social media, allege Goldinsky purposely threw ice on the floor in the workplace cafeteria, placed himself on the ground and waited until he was discovered.

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  • University of Iowa Student Found Dead amid Deep Freeze
University of Iowa Student Found Dead amid Deep Freeze

The outdoor air temperature was 22 degrees Fahrenheit below zero with a wind chill of 51 degrees below zero at the time the student was found, the Press-Citizen reports. "At the time , I thought that was the smart move", Michael Belz said . The teen had been Snapchatting with his girlfriend late Tuesday and told her he was going to bed, his...

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  • Canada Cuts Staff At Cuba Embassy Amid Fears Of Mysterious Brain Disease
Canada Cuts Staff At Cuba Embassy Amid Fears Of Mysterious Brain Disease

He had arrived in Havana in summer 2018, the AP reports. Very early on in the investigation, USA security agencies discarded the possibility that the sounds themselves could be the cause of the illnesses suffered by the diplomats. Josefina Vidal, Cuba's ambassador in Canada, issued a statement saying her Government considered the move " incompreh...

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  • Bangkok sends drones to clean out the smog
Bangkok sends drones to clean out the smog

Bangkok's levels of air pollution are now at some of its worst ever, as a result of dust, vehicle exhaust, construction, burning of crops and emission from factories, according to the BBC . Three to four of the city's districts are "severely hit with smog", he added. Toxic smog in Bangkok has forced more than 400 schools to close for the res...

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  • Frost quakes strike area with resounding boom
Frost quakes strike area with resounding boom

Those temperature drops have been blasting the northern United States - with wind chill in Chicago clocking in at minus 50 °F (-46 °C) due to the polar-vortex. " Frost quakes are usually not picked up on seismographs because they aren't generating a true seismic wave", said Jones. According to Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation a...

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  • Virginia governor apologizes for racist yearbook photo
Virginia governor apologizes for racist yearbook photo

It is unclear which costume Northam is wearing. On the night Northam won the governorship in November 2017, Harris tweeted a congratulations to Northam that has aged extremely poorly in light of recent events. "No woman seeks a third trimester abortion except in the case of tragic or hard circumstances, such as a nonviable pregnancy or in the e...

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  • Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee Nation: Sorry
Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee Nation: Sorry

Nearly immediately after Warren announced her results, the Cherokee Nation put out a statement, saying that Warren's "continued claims of tribal heritage" were "undermining tribal interests". But almost two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her li...

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  • Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov't Remains Defiant
Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov't Remains Defiant

Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's interim president amid massive protests against Maduro , who began his second term January 10 after elections widely deemed as fraudulent. Some countries, including Mexico and Uruguay, have offered to mediate. US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a radio interview earlier on Friday the Unit...

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  • US Midwest awaits thaw as death toll from polar vortex rises
US Midwest awaits thaw as death toll from polar vortex rises

He said the most severe cases risked having fingers and toes amputated. A University of Iowa student was found dead on campus of possible exposure early on Wednesday, according to university officials. He says past cold waves have not dissipated this quickly. Utilities appealed to consumers to conserve energy to avoid power outages. Consumers E...

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  • Judge in Roger Stone case warns she might impose a gag order
Judge in Roger Stone case warns she might impose a gag order

She gave Stone and the government until February 8 to submit arguments about whether she should impose a gag order. "There's no circumstance under which I would plead guilty to these charges". She set another hearing date in the case for March 14. He also is charged with obstruction and witness tampering. The Federal Bureau of Investigation s...

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  • Russian Lawmaker Detained in Parliament in Murder Probe
Russian Lawmaker Detained in Parliament in Murder Probe

He was charged with murder, participating in a criminal group and pressuring a witness. Accounts from lawmakers in Russian media suggested Arashukov's arrest played out with a measure of drama: The morning session of the Federation Council in central Moscow was abruptly closed to the media and entry to the chamber was blocked by Federal Guards Se...

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  • Trump Claims Intelligence Chiefs' Live Testimony Was 'Totally Misquoted'
Trump Claims Intelligence Chiefs' Live Testimony Was 'Totally Misquoted'

A day after he lashed out at US intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats , President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course and said that he and the intelligence community "are all on the same page ". "Iran is somebody, is a nation, we have to watch very closely", he told reporters. Trump had suggested members of the...

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  • Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President
Cory Booker Announces He's Running for President

The launch of Booker's campaign on February 1, the first day of Black History Month, appears not to be a coincidence, particularly after Sen. "The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend o...

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  • Yosemite National Park set to reopen this week after 35-day shutdown
Yosemite National Park set to reopen this week after 35-day shutdown

Potwisha campground in Sequoia National Park also continues to be open, and will resume reservations starting January 30. Visitor Centers at Yellowstone National Park reopened Sunday, and a majority of staff are returning Monday to resume operations, The Associated Press reported.

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  • USA suspends compliance with nuclear treaty, may withdraw in six months
USA suspends compliance with nuclear treaty, may withdraw in six months

It would follow years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the pact, known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. For months, President Trump and his senior officials had been signaling that they were ready to pull out of the 1987 pact , which bans certain ground-launched cruise missiles.

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  • Calls mount to probe cause of Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy
Calls mount to probe cause of Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy

Another 19 pupils were seriously injured, while two suffered minor injuries and another two had already been released from hospital. At least four children have been killed at Höerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark after a building structure collapsed this morning.

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  • Bipartisan Senate rebukes Trump over plan to pull out troops
Bipartisan Senate rebukes Trump over plan to pull out troops

Last month, Trump stunned Capitol Hill and the Pentagon with the announcement that the roughly 2,000 USA troops fighting the Islamic State in Syria would withdraw from the country within 30 days. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said following Thursday's vote and in advance of introducing his own measure. But Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, predi...

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  • Europe launches new payment system to bypass US sanctions on Tehran
Europe launches new payment system to bypass US sanctions on Tehran

Europe has been keen to show good faith towards Iran since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal previous year. France, Germany and Britain have opened a new channel for non-dollar trade with Iran to avert U.S. "We have begun a hard dialogue with Iran. and unless progress is made we are ready to apply sanctions, firmly, and they know ...

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  • T, farm sops likely to figure in Piyush Goyal Budget
T, farm sops likely to figure in Piyush Goyal Budget

What to expect from the interim Budget 2019? . All those earning up to Rs 5 lakh a year will now receive a full tax rebate. As per the current tax slabs, those earning between Rs 2.5-5 lakh a year had to pay 5% Income Tax, Rs 5-10 lakh a year at 20% and over Rs 10 Lakh a year at 30%.

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  • Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales
Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

Some parts of the United Kingdom are also covered by Yellow warnings from the Met Office for Snow and Ice. Forecasters have predicted ice and snow which could lead hard driving conditions and disruption to transport services. Yellow weather warnings for ice are in place in north-west Scotland and the Northern and Western Isles, alerting trave...

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